Why spy?: espionage in an age of uncertainty

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Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,
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2008.
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What motivates someone to risk his or her life in the shadowy, often dangerous world of espionage? What are the needs and opportunities for spying amid the “war on terrorism”? And how can the United States recruit spies to inform its struggle with Islamic fundamentalists’ acts of anti-Western jihad?Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience, Frederick P. Hitz, a former inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency, guides the reader through the byzantine structure of the U.S. intelligence community (which agency handles what?), traces the careers and pitfalls of such infamous spies as Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames, and explains how the United States must meet the challenges set forth in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. He also describes the transformation of the CIA after the end of the cold war--from 1991 to the present--and outlines a vision for the future of U.S. spying in the twenty-first century.A fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of international espionage and intelligence, Why Spy? is a must-read not only for fans of Tom Clancy and John le Carré, but for anyone concerned about the security of the United States in a post-cold war, post-9/11 world.

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table_of_contents Introduction -- The seven motivations for espionage -- Espionage vs. intelligence: how the U.S. goes about spying -- Ideological commitment -- Money and treasure -- Revenge and score-settling -- Spying for sex, intimidation, and blackmail -- Spying for reasons of friendship and ethnic or religious solidarity -- The spy game for the sake of the game -- America's spying competence today -- Intelligence failures and politicization -- CIA in transition: 1991 to the present -- Intelligence reform -- Spying in the twenty-first century -- Actionable intelligence and the role of law enforcement, the military, and technology -- Foreign liaison services and spying lawfully -- Updating operational and analytical tradecraft -- Why spy? Should we do it? -- A spy for the twenty-first century -- Conclusion: can we make espionage work in the twenty-first century?
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